Does a roo mate with his offspring?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by wbruder17, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    If I only have one roo, a d hatch out some of his babies to add to the flock, will he mate with them? Is this inbreeding?
     
  2. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

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    Yes and yes. Depends on what you are trying to accomplish if this is a good thing or a bad thing.
     
  3. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Im not trying to accomplish anything really. I have not had any eggs of his hatch yet, but I was wondering. Will the eggs be normal? If those babies were to have eggs hatch, would the chickens start to have deformities? Im just curious in general about it, but am not actually going through the dillema.
     
  4. WriterofWords

    WriterofWords Has Fainting Chickens

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    If it has feathers or is dish liquid bottle,, my roos will mate with it. They don't care what it is or who it's related to.
     
  5. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Crowing

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    You would probably be ok for a few generations but then you might start seeing deformities or lack of vigor...
     
  6. wbruder17

    wbruder17 Songster

    Jun 7, 2010
    Portland, OR
    Interesting. I figured the roo would mate with any hen around, but wasn't sure about the inbreeding/ deformities part.
     

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